Vietnam lacks green works despite legal framework

Despite many regulations favoring energy-saving construction, Vietnam still has few green buildings. The rapid development of the middle-class, which uses air-conditioners regularly, is a major reason behind the increasingly high electricity consumption in large cities of Vietnam, according to EuroCham. Tomaso Andreatta, chair of EuroCham’s Green Growth Sector Committee, said designing buildings to restrict the volume of power to be consumed in the next 25 years is the preferred solution. Thoi bao Kinh te Sai Gon quoted a source as saying that only 40 construction works in Vietnam have been certified as green, most of which are in the industrial sector.

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